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Month: September 2012

September 29, 2012
President and His Allies Opposed Terror Attack Probe

On September 20, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the creation of an independent panel to investigate the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The need for such a probe is clear, given the tragic loss of life, questions surrounding the security breach and […]

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September 28, 2012
Mitt Touts Romneycare He Plans to Gut

To secure the Republican nomination for President, Governor Mitt Romney ran away from his signature Massachusetts health care law he once touted as a model for the nation. Ran away, that is, until his general election prospects started to dim. Facing a persistently large gender gap in the polls, in August Romney boasted of his […]

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September 25, 2012
Will Mitt Romney Marry the Blind Sheik?

With his baseless claims that waterboarding enabled the killing of Osama Bin Laden and that the Obama administration drafted a memo to protect the President from blame if the mission failed, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey has emerged as the new go-to fabulist for Team Bush. Now with his latest Wall Street Journal op-ed "Will […]

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September 24, 2012
Romney Endorses Bush's ER Plan to Replace Obamacare

Appearing on Meet the Press two weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced, "We're going to replace Obamacare. And I'm replacing it with my own plan." Now we know what the Romney health care plan is. As Mitt explained on CBS 60 Minutes Sunday, the federal government will meet its responsibility to the 50 […]

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September 23, 2012
Romney's "Job Creators" Voted for Obama in 2008

When Mitt Romney slandered the veterans, working families, college students, senior citizens and the rest of the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income tax, he didn't just inadvertently smear millions of reliably Republican voters in addition to the Democrats he meant to insult. As it turns out, a majority of upper-income "job […]

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September 21, 2012
Romney Haunted by Reagan's Ghost

During his failed 1994 Senate race, Mitt Romney tried to reassure liberal Massachusetts voters that "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush; I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush." Now, Reagan's ghost is getting his revenge. After Romney defended the carried interest exemption that allows him to pay a lower tax rate than […]

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September 18, 2012
Romney and Netanyahu of One Mind on Two State Solution

Earlier this year, Mitt Romney spoke glowingly of his friend and former Boston Consulting Group colleague, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We can almost speak in shorthand," Romney told the New York Times, adding, "We share common experiences and have a perspective and underpinning which is similar." As it turns out, that shared perspective extends […]

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September 17, 2012
You Know Mitt Romney is Out of Touch When...

Ann Romney picked the wrong week to complain that her husband "has been demonized in many ways as being heartless." As a video released Monday from a recent big dollar donor event once again confirmed, "heartless" doesn't begin to describe Mitt Romney. After all, the same man who said last year that the President "reminded […]

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September 17, 2012
Remember When Republicans Accused Greenspan of Political Favoritism?

Last summer, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified that if Congress did not act to spur the sluggish economic recovery, the central bank would. Now, more than a year after fleeting GOP presidential front-runner Rick Perry (R-TX) first suggested the "treasonous" Fed chief should be lynched if he followed through on his pledge, Republicans are […]

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September 16, 2012
Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Kama Sutra

Mitt Romney's foreign policy manual is a lot like the Kama Sutra. It contains virtually every possible position. As it turns out, Romney's tried them all. But he's offering no apology for being unable to maintain any of them for very long. As a quick glance shows, the Romney guide to international relations may start […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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